UBC In The News

Nasal spray could help prevent COVID-19 infection, UBC researchers say

UBC researchers co-developed a nasal spray that’s highly effective in preventing and treating COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant in mice. UBC department of microbiology and immunology research associate Dr. Andrea Olmstead and professor Dr. François Jean were quoted.
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Indigenous practices are the future and past of wildfire prevention

Media mentioned a UBC forestry study that looked at the benefits of collaboration between local stakeholders and First Nations when managing a community forest.
The Discourse via APTN

Farmers can profit by setting aside marginal lands as habitat

Dr. Claire Kremen, a professor at UBC’s department of zoology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, discussed what can be done to render agriculture less hostile to biodiversity and the climate.

How radar is helping track down lost Indigenous grave sites

UBC anthropology professor Dr. Andrew Martindale discussed using ground penetrating radar (GPR) to look for burial sites at former residential schools.

Here's why you're paying more for these 5 items, according to experts

UBC forestry professor Dr. John Innes and UBC Sauder School of Business professor emeritus Dr. Trevor Heaver discussed the surging prices of certain items.

Rogers’ takeover of Shaw clears CRTC hurdle. Here’s what happens next

Dr. Tom Ross, a UBC Sauder School of Business professor, commented on potential factors that could prevent the Rogers-Shaw merger.

B.C. introduces cooling-off period for homebuyers in red hot housing market

UBC Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Tsur Somerville discussed B.C.’s new Property Law Amendment Act that aims to provide better protection for homebuyers in the province’s housing market.
Canadian Press via National Observer

Kamal Al-Solaylee on the war we chose to forget

Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee, director of the UBC’s school of journalism, writing, and media, discussed why the Yemeni Civil War is the war deliberately forgotten by the world.
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The diabetes cure: A century after Banting and Best’s ‘message of hope,’ science is actually close

Dr. Timothy Kieffer, a UBC medicine professor, gave comments on recent trials which showed that transplanted cells can secrete insulin as a natural pancreas would.
Toronto Star

Why Is Queen Elizabeth Annex on the Chopping Block Again?

Dr. Michael Hooper, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, gave comments on the potential closure of Queen Elizabeth Annex elementary school.
The Tyee

What's behind baby bump?

UBCO sociology professor Dr. Mary Ann Murphy gave comments on the increase in births across the B.C. Interior.

Could Putin be ousted for his Ukraine invasion?

UBC political science professor Dr. Lisa Sundstrom wrote about whether Russian president Vladimir Putin could be removed from power.
The Conversation via Asia Times

Democracy is a team sport: What the Olympics can teach us about politics

UBCO nursing professors Dr. Sana Shahram and Dr. Katrina Plamondon discussed using the Olympics as an inspiration to build a new kind of Team Canada.
The Conversation

The Russian invasion shows how digital technologies have become involved in all aspects of war

Dr. Heidi Tworek, a UBC professor at the department of history and school of public policy and global affairs, co-wrote about how digital technologies have become involved in all aspects of war.
The Conversation

Will the International Space Station survive the war in Ukraine?

UBC astronomy professor Dr. Aaron Boley and political science professor Dr. Michael Byers wrote about whether the cooperation built within the International Space Station will survive the Russo-Ukrainian War.
Globe and Mail

Building ways to help Ukrainian refugees

UBC Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Sandra Robinson is working with community members to support Ukrainian families landing in B.C.
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